The FORCE-TJR research program is a national leader in generating real-world evidence from representative surgical practices and patients.

Blending direct-to-patient data collection methods for patient-generated data with clinical and biologic data, the FORCE research team is answering diverse research questions to improve orthopedic practice and patient outcomes.

To date, more than $23 million of federal (AHRQ, NIAMS, PCORI, FDA) and foundation funds have supported innovative data collection and analytic methods that are changing how orthopedic care is delivered. For example, new PCORI-funded research will evaluate the use of individualized outcome prediction models to support shared patient-surgeon treatment decisions. The FORCE team is committed to leading best practices in prospective cohort and registry design, device surveillance methods, and outcome improvement research.

Research Collaborators

We work with with a diverse, multidisciplinary team to drive our research agenda.

Meet the Collaborators

Comparative Research

We link PROs with clinical data sources to support comparative effectiveness research

Registry and Evidence

Latest Findings

We are answering diverse questions to improve orthopedic practice and patient outcomes

Latest Findings